There`s no plagiarism whatsoever, just a fair amount of thematic overlap. So, a few percent of the bestselling I Am America is making fun of me!
I don`t think I`m hallucinating egomaniacally because Colbert`s book is quite similar in style to many of Dave Barry`s books, but I`ve never had the faintest impression that Barry draws on what I`ve written.
I can`t afford cable, so I`ve only seen Colbert (and O`Reilly, for that matter) a handful of times in motel rooms. If you watch him a lot, does his show regularly draw on my themes, or is it just his book?
By the way, Mr. Colbert, if you are reading this, did I mention that my panhandling drive is going on? I presume that you could use a tax deduction before 1/1/08.